Discover SCUBA


The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you'll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure.

Perfect for Birthday Parties, Corporate Team Building, Scout Outings and MORE!

Prerequisites For Entering The Course Completed and Signed Discover Scuba Diving Brochure
Minimum Age: 10
What Will I Do? When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!
Where Can I Go With It? As soon as you Discover Scuba Diving, you're on your way to an internationally recognized certification. That's because you may learn skills used in the PADI Open Water Diver course during your Discover Scuba Diving adventure. If you and your instructor elect to practice these skills, they may be credited toward the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certifications. Stop by Chicagoland Scuba for more information on the PADI Open Water Diver program.
What Will It Cost? $60.00§

If you are holding a Discover SCUBA voucher, you must
come in and signup within two weeks of purchase date.

What forms* will I need to bring with me? The forms that you will need in order to participate in the Discover SCUBA Diving Course are
  1. Discover SCUBA Form
  2. -- If there are any questions marked yes on the medical questionaire, you must have a doctor's clearance prior to diving. The medical clearance form that we accept can be found on our forms page
  3. YMCA Waiver - 1 per participant and family member attending
  4. Photo Release Waiver - 1 per participant and family member attending
  5. If you purchased a class via /, you will also need to print your voucher.
Space will not be held for any class without the proper documentation filled out and brought to Chicagoland SCUBA a minimum of one (1) week prior to experience.

If there are ANY yes answers on the Discover SCUBA form medical section, we will need page 1 and 2 of the SIX PAGE MEDICAL statement signed and cleared by a doctor prior to the pool session.
§ Does not include cost of doctor's visit if needed.
* All forms are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view them.

You must come into the store to sign up for your
Discover S.C.U.B.A. experience and to fill out the neccessary forms.

This course is held at an indoor pool at the Buehler YMCA
Participants can not show up at the YMCA without signing up first.

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